Cimitero acattolico di Roma

Source: Cimitero acattolico di Roma

If you are looking for a place away from the mess of the city, where time seems to have stopped, where spirituality is in the air, or simply if you want to see something different from the other many tourist attractions of Rome, this is the answer.

Located in the Testaccio neighborhood, colse to the Piramide Cestia, it’s open from monday to saturday from 9 am to 5 pm.

It’s a small cemetery where are burid people of non catholic religions. There are people from all over the world, with a prevalence of english, and roman people call often this place as english cemetery.

Here are buried many famous people, among whom Shelley, Keats and Gramsci.

Many tombs are really beautiful and touching.

The most famous one is the one called “The angel of grief”, made from W.W. Story for his wifw. It’s one of the most copied statues in the world and it’s image has been used also for music album cover.

Other beautiful tombs are: Eiebeth Wagner Passarge, Devereux Piantagenet Cockburn, Lady Elisa Temple, the Angel of Resurrection by Franklin Simmons

There’s one that is less famous but in my view is one of the most touching: it’s the statue of a small boy sitting on a grave and looking away…